Virginia Civic Engagement Table
Happy Women’s History Month This excellent blog from the YWCA not only details how the fight for the 19th Amendment made our country stronger overall, but how the women’s suffrage movement had to work hard to ensure it was truly working toward the goal of a more inclusive democracy. This meant adding the voices and...
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  Highlights: Happy Black History Month from the Virginia Civic Engagement Table. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of Blacks in U.S. history. The month grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson. Other countries...
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Highlight SEIU Virginia 512 and SEIU 32BJ members joined workers and community members from across the state to launch Raise the Wage Virginia, a coalition dedicated to winning a $15 minimum wage in the Commonwealth. Thomasine Wilson works as an in-home care worker, assisting elderly clients with daily tasks they can no longer perform. While...
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